The 12 Lies of Brexit - 8. No Barriers To Trade

December 9, 2019 6:58 PM
Originally published by Spelthorne Liberal Democrats

Containers and trade"Within minutes of a vote for Brexit the CEO's of Mercedes, BMW, VW and Audi will be knocking down Chancellor Merkel's door demanding that there be no barriers to German access to the British market" - David Davis

This is wrong on so many levels.

David Davis is living in a Brexit fantasy land, and risking our future prosperity in the process.

It's clear what the car industry wants; to remain in the European Union.

  • BMW wrote to all its UK employees in Rolls-Royce and Mini opposing
  • A survey of the British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders found that 77% of its members wanted to remain in the EU.
  • Nissan and Toyota, both big investors in the UK car industry, want Britain to remain in the EU.
  • Honda's CEO has said that "Anything that weakens our ability to trade with the EU region would be detrimental to UK manufacturing".

The Liberal Democrats want Britain's car industry to remain a global success story, which it can continue to be inside the European Union. We won't risk the industry and the jobs by leaving the EU in a blind ideological fashion.

Why does Boris keep his Christmas cards on the mantlepiece?

Because his cabinet keeps falling apart.